Kate Farrar

Kate C. Farrar, vice president of AAUW Campus Leadership Programs, manages programs that ensure college women assume leadership roles and acquire the skills they need to succeed in their academic, professional, and personal lives. Prior to assuming her current position, Kate was the associate director of National Programs and Policy at Wider Opportunities for Women. She was a 2011 WIN Young Woman of Achievement awardee, member of the Center for Progressive Leadership’s 2011 Executive Fellowship, and serves on the board of the Women under 40 Political Action Committee (WUFPAC). Her writing has been featured in the Huffington Post and the Daily Muse. Prior to arriving in Washington, D.C., Kate lobbied the Connecticut state legislature on behalf of nonprofit organizations. She also served as a field organizer in Wisconsin for the 2004 presidential campaign. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Connecticut and a master's in public administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.
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What We Can Learn from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s Apology

  “A humbling and learning experience.” That’s how Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella characterized the aftermath of his remarks on women and pay raises. And it’s the kind of experience I […] Read more »

A male teacher stands up and talks to a group of students.

What’s Gender Got to Do with It? We Asked Teachers about Leadership

We paired up with two other organizations to ask middle and high school teachers about how gender influences leadership in their classrooms. Overall, the news was good — but implicit bias still showed up. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 20, 2014
We surprised Carol at the 2013 National Convention with an endowment named in her honor.

Saying Goodbye to Carol Virostek, an AAUW Champion Whose Legacy Lives On

Carol Virostek’s vision for women’s equality was based in AAUW’s investment in the next generation of women leaders. Throughout my six years at AAUW, my work with our campus leadership programs would not have been possible without her. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   September 29, 2014

Workshop: A View of Our Future: Stories from Young Women Leaders

This workshop showcases that AAUW’s mission is dependent on the passion and leadership of young women. Read more »

Workshop: Elect Her: Building the Pipeline of Women in Politics

This workshop gave an overview of Elect Her — Campus Women Win, the only national program to encourage and train college women to run for student government and beyond. Read more »

Don’t Tell Women to Stop Negotiating

“Women don’t negotiate because they’re not idiots.” That’s the provocative title and main thrust of a recent Huffington Post piece in which Joan Williams argues that negotiating can leave women […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 07, 2013

The Candy Crowley Effect: Little Things Can Lead to Big Changes

Earlier this week, young women across the country saw something on their TVs and streaming on their laptops they had never seen before: a woman moderating a presidential debate. For […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 18, 2012

Starting from 77 Cents!?!

Tomorrow, we’ll learn from the U.S. Census Bureau if there’s been any change in the gender pay gap. Currently, the gap stands at 23 cents, which means that the average […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   6 Comments   |   September 11, 2012

Vote Now for AAUW’s White House Hopeful

Ever wish that you could send an AAUW student affiliate member to the White House? Well, you now can. Kam Phillips, who is a senior at the University of Missouri […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 01, 2012

The World’s Most Powerful Women?

Forbes released its infamous lists this past week. And while women get their own list,  the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, I’m left wondering what story this really tells us […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 29, 2011